Speaking Engagements

IP Seminar: Protecting Cannabis and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

September 26, 2019
Organizer: Bereskin & Parr LLP
Location: Montreal, QC

Join Bereskin & Parr at Espace CDPQ on Thursday, September 26 as we discuss current IP issues in the exciting and topical areas of Cannabis and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Sessions will be offered in the morning and afternoon with a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Please feel free to join us for any or all of the sessions.

For more information and to register, click here.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast


Protecting Cannabis
Moderated by Carmela De Luca

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Panel 1 – Intellectual Property. Moderated by Carmela De Luca

Protecting the Oldest Inventions: Overview of IP Rights for Protecting Cannabis and Hemp Innovations with Carmela De Luca (in English)

Beyond the Plant: Design Protection for Cannabis-related Articles with Robert Storey (in English)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

Panel 2 – Branding and Labelling of Cannabis Products. Moderated by Brigitte Chan
10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

One Year Later: Where Are We Now? with Brigitte Chan (in English)

Do’s and Don’ts in Labelling and Promotions Under the Cannabis Act and Regulations with Jennifer McKenzie (in English)

Due Diligence: Federal and Provincial Regulatory Differences with Amy Dam (in French)


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, invited speaker and afternoon registration

Keynote Speaker: John Mavridis, Head of Legal and Corporate Development, Plena Global


Artificial Intelligence
Moderated by Brigitte Chan

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Learning to Protect What Machines May Be Learning – IP Issues in AI with Alain Alphonse and Bhupinder Randhawa (in English)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AI, Trademarks and Copyright with François Larose (in French)

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Can AI save Diagnostic Patents? Trends at the Interface of AI and the Life Sciences with Carmela De Luca (in English)

Strategies for Protecting Computer Vision Innovations with Alain Alphonse (in French)

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Move over IoT, AI is the Next Big Thing in Privacy with Amanda Branch (in English)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

AI and Tech Deals – Protecting Your Data and Your Company with Bhupinder Randhawa (in English)



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